Game of Thrones’ Starbucks coffee cameo was a ‘mistake’
No one can disagree that Game of Thrones is the most closely watched and scrutinized show on TV. Many fans noticed that a modern takeaway coffee cup was shown in one of the scenes during Monday’s episode.
A distinctive paper cup with plastic cover was spotted on a table at a feast in Winterfell within reach of characters Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen during episode 4 of the final season, The Last of the Starks.
According to Bernie Caulfield, an executive producer on the show, the cup was just a simple mistake. “We’re sorry!” Caulfield said in an interview with WNYC radio today, before quipping that “Westeros was the first place to actually, you know, have Starbucks.”
Caulfield noted that the gaff is rare for the show since its “prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000%,” and “if that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.” While the mistake is certainly a bit embarrassing for HBO, everyone involved seems to be taking it in good humour.
However, HBO has released a statement though confirming that the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake.